Saturday, January 11, 2014

Homemade Body Wash

This recipe is slightly less complicated than my last recipe (I guess I never posted about it because I can't find a link!).  

1 cup Dr. Bronners baby mild Castile soap
1 T. Jojoba oil 
30 drops Young Living essential oil (order HERE)
I used Valor.  It was crazy how long I debated what oil to use.  There are so many great ones- lavender, peppermint, rosemary, cedarwood, orange... All would  make great shower gel.  
The reason I finally went with Valor is because it's been my go-to oil lately and I love the smell.  Valor has so many great properties I thought I thought I would try it out in the mornings!

Enjoy making your own body wash!

**Update- I love the body wash.  A little bit goes a long way and that's the perfect amount of Valor.  Great way to start my day!

Friday, January 10, 2014

My Top 10 Must Have Young Living Products

Young Living has so many products it can be overwhelming.  Knowing where to start is hard so I’ve put together a list of my favorite products- products I use almost every day and I would recommend to everyone.  I tried to pick things that would be great for anyone to use.  If you are working on something specific- like weight loss or fighting sickness- I can create other lists for that!

1. Everyday Oils Kit

Microsoft Word - drugstore.docx There’s just no way around it.  You have to have this kit.  It’s a kit of 10 oils so technically it could be the whole list but it has to be just #1 or I won’t have room for anything else.  I could go on and on about what I use these oils for- in fact, I teach a 1.5 hour class on it so there’s plenty to learn, but for now I will just say- get the kit.  I talk about how HERE.  Go and watch this video, it’s very similar to the class I teach and you will learn so much!  Introduction to Oils video


2. Deep Relief

deep reliefThis product is amazing.  It comes in a roll on and makes it very easy to apply exactly where it’s hurting.  And that’s what you do- apply it right where it hurts.  I love Panaway in the everyday oils kit but once you run out it can be expensive to replace.  Deep Relief is your friend.  Keep one in your purse and one at home.  The men in your life will love it when you can get rid of their “aging” pains with this stuff.  Plus, it’s great for headaches with peppermint isn’t cutting it. 


3. NingXia Red

 ningxia Oh dear.  I just love this little drink.  I take about 2 Tbsp. a day (the size of a shot glass) and I love the way it tastes and I love the extra energy and antioxidant protection it provides.  Since you don’t take very much, the bottle lasts a long time (it also comes in pre-proportioned packages).  I think it has helped keep me well during this flu season.


4. Progessence Plus

progessence plus There’s so much information I can lead you to on this product so I’ll just tell you how it’s helped me.  I put a drop on my forehead every morning and night.  I really feel like it has helped me level out my crazy during those female times of the month.  I feel better, I don’t feel like I’m on a roller coaster all month and my hair doesn’t fall out anymore.  All good things!


5. Life 5

life 5This is Young Living’s probiotic and I won’t bore you with the research they did to create a wonderfully healthy probiotic plus they added essential oils to make it extra good for you.  I went to a conference where the speaker said that if you could only take one suppliment make it this one.  When your gut is healthy it helps you feel better, better energy and you start healing from the inside out.


6. Balance Complete

balance complete This is the meal replacement shake that I started taking when I did the Young Living 5 day cleanse and I love it so much that I get it whenever I can.  It makes choosing breakfast so easy- just add the powder to milk or water (I do almond milk).  When you replace more than one meal, it will really help with weight loss.  I like it at breakfast and feel like I stay full until lunch and it tastes good which is the most important when you aren’t eating anything else.


7. Thieves Cleaner

thieves I can’t say enough about how much  love this cleaner.  I love that it comes in a concentrate and you mix it yourself.  I love that I have gotten rid of all my other cleaners and just use this one.  I love that I can wash my fruit and my toilet with the same thing.  I really love that if my kids spray it in their face or mouth I don’t have to worry that it will harm them.  I haven’t found a surface I can’t use this with- granite, glass, tile, carpet, fruit, fabric, wood.  If I cleaned more I could probably think of more things to use it on.  I even put some in my homemade laundry detergent.  This is a must have!!!


8. Thieves Toothpaste

It was hard to narrow down the Thieves products that I wanted to include.  Since I use the toothpaste every day and I love it so much- this one made the cut.  I don’t even know why I love it- it works great, tastes good, and doesn’t have any harmful chemicals… and no fluoride!


9. RC

rc  I discovered this oil last month after so many people have raved about it.  It stands for respiratory congestion and that’s exactly what it works on.  I put two drops in my hand and rub it on my chest every day during cold season.  That’s all I need all day but you can continue to use it if you are still feeling congested.  I rub it on my kids chest and back.  I love the way it smells and I love the way it works!


10. En-R-Gee

en r gee  I just got this one also and I’m really liking it.  I rub some on my neck and lymph nodes and temples and I really feel like I can go longer without wishing I was asleep!


10 + 1. Release

release My favorite “emotional” oil right now.  I don’t know why but when I diffuse it, it puts me in a better mood.  And some days, that’s exactly what you need!


Honorable Mentions:

Grapefruit, tea tree, shampoo/conditioner

I could probably list 20 more- and if you ask someone else their list may be completely different.  I promise you will find your top 10 list when you start using oils!

What are your favorites?

If you want these products- I tell you about how you can get theme HERE for wholesale pricing!!!

I’m an interior designer, not a doctor.  I do my research and I love using natural products and remedies in my home but do your own research and make the best decision for your family!

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